Year 3

Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 3!  We have three Year 3 classes at The Discovery School.  The three classes in Year 3 are:

  • Curie - taught by Miss Beard and Mrs Smith
  • Nightingale - taught by Miss Murphy (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday), Mrs Ismail (Thursday & Friday) and Mrs Catchpole and supported by Mrs Bridge
  • Pasteur - taught by Miss Meiners and Mrs Price (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) and Mrs Bannister (Thursday)


Life in Year 3 is full of excitement. This is the year at The Discovery School that the children have the opportunity to:


  • Have swimming as part of their PE lessons!
  • Start to learn to speak French
  • Earn the much coveted "Pen Licence" – when their handwriting is immaculate!
  • As well as, participate in the annual Year Three theatre trip.


Throughout the year we look at the following cross-curricular topics:

  • Yabadabadoo! - A study of the Stone Age to Iron Age.
  • Sink your teeth into the UK - A geography and DT food study of the UK, including an English topic about David Walliams!
  • Groovy Greeks - A study of the Ancient Greeks. 


Reading every night – to be recorded in the reading record (if a child records this, please can an adult over see this occasionally to check in). Children are expected to read every night and will be rewarded for this on a weekly basis. 

  • Reading Challenge - The expectation is that children will complete one activity from each column between now and the end of term. All children who complete the reading challenge will be rewarded with a film afternoon. Please remember to sign off the reading challenge as proof that your child is completing the activities.
  • Times table practice – must complete a Speed Grid at home each week, or other activities to practice times tables.
  • Weekly spellings to learn - using a variety of methods. The children will be tested on these weekly. A copy of the spellings for the term can be found below.  
Mild Speed Grid
Mild Speed Grid Y3.pdf
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Spicy Speed Grid
Spicy Speed Grid Y3 x8 reduced.pdf
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Hot Speed Grid
Hot Speed Grid Y3.pdf
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Extra Hot Speed Grid
Hot Speed Grid Y3 Mixed both.pdf
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Swimming takes place on a Tuesday afternoon - this is a statutory requirement.  Each class goes swimming at Larkfield for two terms during the year.  Pasteur class went swimming during terms 1 and 2.  Curie class are going during term 3 and term 4.  Nightingale class will be going in terms 5 and 6.  On the days that they go swimming, they will need a named towel, swimming costume and a hair brush or comb.   We strongly recommend that the children are also provided with a set of goggles.  All of this should be brought in a suitable waterproof bag. If your child has long hair, they must tie this back. Larkfield swimming pool require children to take their earrings out during swimming lessons.

Year 3 Overview Curriculum

Curriculum for Y3
Year 3 Curriculum.pdf
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Year 3 Reminders and Letters

Worst Witch Theatre Trip Letter
Theatre trip letter Y3.pdf
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Y3 Parent Information Evening - September 2018

2018 Parent Talk
Y3 Parent info night.pdf
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Class Timetables

Curie Timetable
2019 Class Timetable for website.pdf
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Pasteur Timetable 2019
Pasteur Timetable 2019.pdf
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Nightingale Timetable 2019
Nightingale Timetable Apr2019.pdf
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Open Door


We have an open door policy and are always happy to meet with you. A face to face discussion is usually preferable after school - except on a Wednesday when we have a staff meeting. However, we appreciate this may not be convenient for everyone, so feel free to contact us using the following options, should the need arise:


  • Telephone 01732 847 000 – ask for a call back and the class teacher will aim to return your call the same day.


Please remember that Staff will not be checking their emails after 5pm or during weekends/holidays and we have a 48 hour response time. However, if necessary our email addresses are as follows:


 Miss Meiners, Pasteur,

 Miss Beard, Curie -


Miss Murphy, Nightingale - 


Mrs Ismail, Nightingale -



Provision Map

Term 5 and 6 Provision Map for Y3
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Useful Information

Click on the links below to access online copies of classroom documents:

Reading Guidelines for Parents
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Useful Questions for Supporting Reading Development
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Suggested Spelling Support Activities
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Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check Sheet
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Blank Wordsearch
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